The J-Kaiwa  Team! 

Jamie Hubbard
  • Date of birth: 26/03/1971

  • Hobbies:  travelling, going to onsens,     listening to music, watching movies, playing sport (basketball, golf, tennis, triathlon.....)

Hi!! Im Jamie!! I come from Brisbane, Australia. I studied Japanese language at High School and did a Youth Exchange homestay programme to Saitama, Japan in 1986. I have always been interested in Japan; in particular Japanese food, Japanese culture and history..... I especially like samurais. I worked for the Prince Hotel in Niigata and Osaka for one year. and also for CBS Television at the Nagano Olympic Winter Games in 1998. I came to Miyazaki in 1999 and worked at the Mimata Town Office as Co-Ordinator of International Relations for 3 years. In 2002, I began working as a reporter with UMK on a programme called Jaga Jaga Ten koku. Following this I started working at Joy FM radio station on a corner called Shabbete Miran-ne Crazy English on the Hybrid Morning Breakfast show. Currently I am the MC on a tv programme called 3KYU on UMK, which is broadcast every Friday morning at 10:50. Also, I work as MC for weddings, festivals and other events, and also appear on TV commercials. I love living in Miyazaki.....I like the people, the climate, the food, clean air, beaches, mountains, and the laid back lifestyle!!

  • Favorite Japanese food: Sushi (Ippei Sushi Lettuce Maki), Tofu, Yaki Niku, Shabu Shabu, Unagi,and Okonomiyaki.

こんにちは!オーストラリアのブリスベンという都市からやって参りました、ジェイミーです! 高校で日本語を勉強し、そして1986年に、侍に憧れて埼玉に交換留学生として来日しました。 私は、小さい頃から日本に興味があって、特に日本食や文化、そして歴史に興味がありました。 そう、僕は侍が大好きでごじゃる!ホームスティがすごくよかったので、 大学でも日本語を専攻し、卒業後の1993年に新潟と大阪のプリンスホテルで1年間働きました。 また、1998年の長野冬季オリンピックのとき、CBSで働きました。 その後宮崎に1999年に来て、国際交流員として、三股町役場で3年間働きました。 (その時から宮崎に恋しています!) 2002年から、UMKの「じゃがじゃが天国」という番組にレポーターとして働き始め、そして、ラジオの JOY FMで「しゃべってみらんねCRAZY ENGLISH」という午前中の番組をはじめました。 2008年の10月から「3きゅう」というUMKテレビ番組で司会をしています。 この番組は毎週金曜日の午前10時50分に放送されていますので、ぜひみちょって下さい。 また、私は結婚式や祭り、他のイベントの司会として働いたり、TVのコマーシャルにも出ています。 私は宮崎に住むことや、宮崎の人柄、天候、食べ物、 きれいな空気、海、山、そしてゆったりとしたライフスタイルが大好きです!

  • Date of birth: 21/9/1978

  • Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Learning Japanese, Eating delicious food!

  • Favorite Japanese food: Sashimi, Chicken Nanban, Yakiniku

Hi, my name is Matt and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I really love Miyazaki prefecture and have visited many times in the past. Miyazaki has great weather and really friendly people so I’m really looking forward to spending a lot more time there. 

Learning English is very rewarding and can help you communicate with lots of different people from many different countries. I can’t wait to meet the students at J-Kaiwa and help them to have fun learning English.  


Hi! オーストラリアから来ました!マットです!宮崎が大好きで、宮崎へは何回も遊びに来たことがあります。実は私の奥さんの出身が延岡市なのです!宮崎の天気・気温もいいし、宮崎の人はとても親切なので住むのがとても楽しみです。色んな国の人とお話しができる言語なので、英語の勉強はとても大切だと思います。 J-Kaiwaの生徒たちと英語で遊ぶのをとても楽しみにしてます!

Matt Russell
Fumi Kitamata
  • Birth date: 14/04/1985

  • Hobbies: Volleyball, calligraphy, English

  • Favorite Japanese food: Ramune, snack food, Kinpira-Gobou


Hello everyone!!! I'm Fumi, and i do all of the administrative duties, as well as teach the grammar classes and eiken classes at J-Kaiwa. I traveled to America on a school trip when I was in High School and it was great chance to realize how fun English is.  After graduation from university, I went to Canada and Australia. It was wonderful time for me. I hope my students enjoy English and good experiences.  Let's enjoy English together!




Sean Little
  • Birth date: 24/09/1989

  • Hobbies: Playing music, surfing, hiking, reading, writing, and learning new things.

  • Favorite Japanese food: Yakitori, hands down!

I really look forward to meeting you and teaching you English! Though I can be a very difficult language to learn, it can also be fun and very rewarding. With English, you can communicate with people from all over the world, and you may even find it opening doors you didn't know where there. Let's have fun leaning together!


Mitchell Potter
  • Birth date: 21/12/1989

  • Hobbies: reading, hiking, playing sports, singing choral music, teaching English

  • Favorite  food: Fricot(カナダ伝統料理のシチュー),  thai curry,  wagashi​

Hello! My name is Mitchell Potter and I’m from Nova Scotia, Canada. I’ve always been fascinated by Japanese culture, language, and history. Miyazaki looks like a wonderful place to live and make friends, and I can’t wait to explore the prefecture. Learning languages is a wonderful thing – it teaches you about other cultures and exercises your mind. I am excited to speak English with all the students at J-Kaiwa!

Hello! カナダのノヴァスコシアというところから来ました、ミッチェル・ポッターといいます。日本語や日本の文化・歴史にいつも魅力を感じています。宮崎はとても住みやすくて友達もできて、毎日が冒険です!言葉を学ぶのってとてもすばらしいことですよね。だから異文化や生徒さんの自信になるように一生懸命教えます。J-Kaiwaの生徒さんたちと英語で話すこと、とてもワクワクしてます!

Mai Miyano
  • Date of birth: 07/09/1994

  • Favorite Foods: Tonkotsu Ramen, Osashimi

  • Hobbies: Dancing, Live Music Shows

Hello! I'm Mai from Canada!

I'm a second-generation Japanese-Canadian. I was born and raised in Canada so this is my first time living in Japan! I am so happy to be living in Miyazaki and to be working with everyone here at

J-Kaiwa. I will be assisting with administrative work as well as taking the lead on some new J-Kaiwa events and projects! Exciting things are in the works and on their way! I look forward to meeting everyone. Let's have fun with English!








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